The Jets are equipped with a bounty of cap space and an arsenal of draft picks this spring, enabling a talent-less team to become legitimate playoff contenders.
If the Jets are going to earn a playoff berth next season, they need to draft players capable of making an immediate impact in their first season of NFL action. Highly touted draft prospects don't always translate into studs at the next level, though, making it crucial for general manager John Idzik to effectively evaluate this group of prospects.
Idzik doesn't have extensive talent-evaluation experience, but he does hav a trustworthy band of coaches and scouts at his disposal, ready to make the right decisions. The Jets could have as many as 12 picks in this year's draft, including four selections in the first three rounds.
New York will aim to fill several gaps in their roster come draft day.
The following slideshow examines seven NFL draft prospects who could become instant stars for the Jets.